May 30th


NEXT! Festival of the young Photoszene

Next! Festival of the Young Photoszene, organised by Photoszene Köln in cooperation with the German Children and Youth Film Centre (KJF), was to take place for the first time in May 2020, together with numerous partners, parallel to the Photoszene Festival. Next! is a young festival format for children and young people on artistic photography. The focus is on experimenting with the medium and the exchange with each other and with photography professionals. 
Due to the corona pandemic, individual events are planned to be postponed until autumn 2020.

KJF / Youth Photo Prize

The KJF was founded in 1977. It is a federal centre for cultural media education and film culture and promotes the active, creative and critical media work of children and young people. Its activities focus on film education programmes and the organisation of federal competitions for multimedia, film and photography. This also includes the German Youth Photo Prize. The final of the competition and the premiere of the 20-minute photo film with the prize winners took place virtually on 29 May. Click on the picture to see for yourself!

© Shirin Abedi

Marie Köhler/Aime Ruamba, Mach dir ein Bild (get an idea)

"Get an idea" is a project by Marie Köhler. The film shows "My home/Mam zaka" from the perspective of a 13-year-old child from Burkina Faso (shot in 2013).

Art Meets Education

Nico Klein-Allermann presents his project "Art Meets Education": The aim is to encourage Filipino children from poor backgrounds to follow their inner impulses in photography workshops, camera in hand. This results in very special pictures that are presented and sold in exhibitions. The proceeds will be used to ensure that the children can attend school until they graduate from high school.